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ACSA TAD Journal Open

Issue 2:1

Open

Constant innovation in building technologies such as building materials, construction, computer-mediated design tools, automation, and virtual reality has yielded a strong impetus to value the expansion of research-based inquiry and method development in architecture. This OPEN issue provides a forum for established and emerging talent to share insights from diverse perspectives about state-of-the-art research.

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Describe, Explain, and Predict
Contemporary design practice and education aim to address pressing social, environmental, and technological problems....
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Open
In his reflection on “The Nature of Research,” L. Bruce Archer, the late mechanical engineer and professor...
2.1
Re-finding a Voice: Building an Agenda for Research in Architecture
Architectural research is constitutively different in an age of open systems. There are important epistemological...
Re-finding a Voice: Building an Agenda for Research in Architecture
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Architectural Research in an Age of Open Systems
Design Research has an epistemological mode that differs from those in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities,...
Architectural Research in an Age of Open Systems
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Design Research: Objects, Procedures, and New Understanding
Shifting objects across the earth’s surface is no easy matter. The moon rushes through space, as do the satellites....
Design Research: Objects, Procedures, and New Understanding
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Legs
Hurrying across a deserted beach, their many legs weaving intricate spatial patterns, Theo Jansen’s Strandbeest...
Legs
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“Life” on the Beach
The recent resurgence of user-centered work in the architecture and design fields underlines the imperative to...
“Life” on the Beach
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Architectural Research Legally and Ethically Considered
OPEN represents inclusion, exploration, and open-mindedness. With this issue, we direct this receptivity towards...
Architectural Research Legally and Ethically Considered
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OPEN: Call for Papers
OPEN represents inclusion, exploration, and open-mindedness. With this issue, we direct this receptivity towards...
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Heat Mapping Drones: An Autonomous Computer-Vision-Based Procedure for Building Envelope Inspection Using Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)
Comprehensive and accurate energy audits are essential to maximize energy savings and improvements in buildings...
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Snapping Facades: Exploring Elastic Instability for the Building Envelope
This article presents an alternative dynamic facade actuation mechanism utilizing the deformation of snapping instability...
Snapping Facades: Exploring Elastic Instability for the Building Envelope
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Developing Timber Volume Calculators Through a Comparative Case Study Analysis of Wood Utilization in On-Site and Off-Site Construction Methods
The research and development of Timber Volume Calculators (TVCs) was conducted to determine the amount of wood...
Developing Timber Volume Calculators Through a Comparative Case Study Analysis of Wood Utilization in On-Site and Off-Site Construction Methods
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Innovating the Urban Water System: Achieving a Net Zero Water Future Beyond Current Regulation
Recent extreme climatic events and failing infrastructure have increased awareness of the need for expanded resilience...
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Archaeo-tectural Translations: New Roles for the Field Architect
This article examines the field architect’s evolving role in interdisciplinary archaeology projects when equipped...
Archaeo-tectural Translations: New Roles for the Field Architect
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3D Printing and Buildings: A Technology Review and Future Outlook
Three-dimensional (3D) printing has drawn attention from professionals in various fields for its ability to efficiently...
3D Printing and Buildings: A Technology Review and Future Outlook
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Searching
While addressing the World Architecture Festival in November 2017, architect Raphael Viñoly shared observations...
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Energy Accounts: Architecture Representations of Energy, Climate and the Future
Intrigued by the title of this engaging compilation of essays, a reader interested in the built environment, energy,...
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Modern Construction Case Studies
In 2001, Andrew Watts published the Modern Construction Handbook. Featuring construction assemblies found in notable...
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Built to Grow: Blending Architecture and Biology
The emerging discipline of biomimetics converges biology, chemistry, and engineering to offer a scientific approach...
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Model Perspectives: Structure, Architecture and Culture
An architect’s ability to be creative and to translate conceptual ideas into spatial and material intentions...